a representation of Indian culture and religion
Importance of Sculptures
The Indian sculptures were most often used to portray an event or life. They were engraved into walls and were meant to stand on their own. Many of the sculptures were used to represent a God or leader, like Buddha or Hindu deities. They would worship them as if they were a God themselves.
As long as art has been around, sculptures followed. The Indians most likely adapted their art from that of prehistory. They were made of clay and stone. They were painted extravagant colors to show their beauty.
This is a sculpture of the deity Pashtunath. This is an example of what a Hindu might worship.
This is a much smaller and much more beautiful deity. It is made of gold and would be stored in a home for daily worship.